German/Moroccan paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim will talk about his search for clues to prehistoric life in the deserts of North Africa, which was a large river system in the Cretaceous Period. He will speak at the Newman Center, University of Denver at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. See NewmanCenterPresents.com or call the box office: 303-871-7720. Tickets cost $34 plus service fee.
See the South Suburban Park and Recreation District for new classes available under Art and Enrichment Camps for Kids: Art Journaling, Drawing, Embroidering and more … ssprd.org.
“Little Shop of Horrors” will run from Jan. 28 to March 6, augmented by a “Spotlight Series, “ in cooperation with Arapahoe Community College (“Feed me, Seymour: Anthropomorphism and the Suspension of Belief,” Dr. Cheyne Bamford). Box office: 303-794-2787, ext. 5 for tickets and information, or townhallartscenter.org. Town Hall is at 2450 W. Main St., downtown Littleton.
Buntport/Stories on Stage
“High School Confidential” is the result of this year’s cooperative program by Stories on Stage and Buntport Theater Company, which will be performed in-person on Jan. 16 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver at 7 p.m. It will be available online afterwards and a link will be provided for virtual performance ticket holders. Single tickets cost $22. storiesonstage.org, 303-494-0523.
Benchmark Theatre Company, started by Littleton actor Hayley Johnson, will present a world premiere of “Our American Cousin: A Nation Divided,” developed and directed by company members Mark Stith and Neil Truglio. The 2021/2022 season is themed “Aftermath,” in response to the period of dormancy the theatre and other cultural organizations endured in response to the pandemic and subsequent shut-down. Six artists look at how the country found itself on the precipice of the destruction of democracy. Developed by directors Marc Stith and Neil Truglio. Cast: Shannon Altner, Chris Kendall, Bruce Laks, Suzanne Nepi, Josiah Peters and Ryan Omar Stack. Through Jan 29. Benchmarktheatre.com. Theater is at 40 West Arts District, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Tickets: $30, general admission, $25 senior/student/military. For ages 13 and up.
“The Sound Inside” by Adam Rapp plays Jan. 15 to Feb. 12 at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St., Denver. It was nominated for six Tony Awards in 2020. Tickets: curioustheatre.org, 303-623-0524.
The Denver Art Museum announces a collection of nearly 100 photographs by painter Georgia O’Keeffe will be exhibited after three years of research by Lisa Volpe, associate curator of photography at Museum of Fine Art Houston. The exhibit will run from July 3 through Nov. 6, 2022. More on this later.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, public events frequently are canceled or rescheduled. Check with organizers before you go.